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Indiana leaders ask Carrier for a meeting

Posted: 6:36 PM, Feb 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-17 23:52:09Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Governor Mike Pence is joining local and federal officials to request a meeting with Carrier.

The company announced on February 10 that it would be relocate its Indianapolis plant to Monterrey, Mexico.

1,400 people will be out of work .

Governor Pence, U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats, Congressmen Andre Carson and Marlin Stutzman, and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett all signed a letter dated Wednesday.

They're asking the company to come to the table in good faith to find a solution to keep operations and jobs in Indiana.

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"I have no higher priority than the prosperity of the people of Indiana, and I'm truly grateful for the bipartisan efforts that Senator Donnelly and Senator Coats have made and Mayor Hogsett has made," said Governor Mike Pence.

The letter comes one day after the head of the union representing Carrier workers said there is no hope of saving the jobs.

The company cited wages as a deciding factor in making the move to Mexico.

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